Education: The Spanking

Had her son been an ordinary twelve-year-old boy at an ordinary sort of school, Mrs. Walter Thomas of Milstead, Ga. might not have found his letter so shocking. But little Louis is partially blind, and the school he goes to is the Academy for the Blind at Macon. Last week Louis' letter was causing quite a scandal in Georgia. "Mama," he had written, "they're beating us down here. Come and get me."

In Atlanta, the state board of education summoned the academy's Superintendent F. G. Nelms and Principal Robert Long to a hearing. Louis and his mother charged that Principal Long had...

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